SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Police say a device that was discovered during an investigation into a hit and-run crash involving three vehicles in South Whitehall Township on Friday afternoon was detonated. The incident occurred along Route 22 westbound at Cedar Crest Boulevard.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the South Whitehall Fire Department found a device that replicated a pipe bomb.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
The bomb squad was called in and brought the device to a field, where it was safely detonated. It was determined that the device was not a pipe bomb.READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
There was never a danger to the public.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
A driver in one of the vehicles involved in the crash was taken to Lehigh County Hospital Cedar Crest for their injuries. The driver’s condition is not known.